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This Obscure Nebraska Panel May Hold Sway Over Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project c...

Finally, A Political Conflict That Isn't Such A Bad Thing

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Ads Target Nebraska As Red States Weigh Obamacare Benefits

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

With more red states moving toward adopting the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, a Democratic-leaning group is targeting a series of radio ads a...

Four Governors Whose Radical Tax Plans Have Taken a Beating (and Why They're Not Giving Up Yet)

Nicholas Johnson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Nicholas Johnson

The hurdles that Governors Jindal, Kasich, Fallin, and Heineman encountered in their own states and with their own allies do suggest that there may be a bit less appetite for radical tax change in the states than it seemed a month or two ago.

GOP Gov Says Senate Has 'No Discipline,' So He May Not Run

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) suggested he would not run for the U.S. Senate next year, saying the chamber's lack of discipline is "a factor" in his...

GOP Governor's Decision Could Shape Race

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Republican primary to replace U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns in Nebraska could unfold as an open-and-shut contest or a wide-open race, de...

New Lt. Gov Appointed After Republican's Abrupt Resignation

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb., Feb 13 (Reuters) - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on Wednesday named a former state senator as successor to ex-Lieutenant Governor Ric...

Republican Lt. Gov Steps Down After 'Breaking The Public Trust'

AP | ALISSA SKELTON and GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned abruptly Saturday in a scandal involving thousands of calls to four women on his state-is...

Obama and Keystone XL: The Moment of Truth?

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

President Obama will soon have to decide whether he will be the "all of the above" president or the "respond to climate change" president.

Governor Says 'Yes' To Keystone

AP | By GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Tuesday that avoids the state's environmen...

The Inevitable Failure of "Sales Tax Only" State Revenue Plans

Duncan Quirk | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Duncan Quirk

Putting aside the debates between the effectiveness supply-side economics and whether an increase in sales tax would disproportionately negatively impact the poor, state sales tax only plans cannot make up for the lost revenue under current laws. The reason?

John Celock

Lawmaker's Surprising Health Care Proposal | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

A Democratic lawmaker in Nebraska has filed legislation that would end state health care benefits for the governor, statewide elected officials and me...

Keystone Report Under Review By Nebraska Governor

AP | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state evaluation of TransCanada Corp.'s route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska has been sent to the governor...

Republican Backs Driver's Licenses For DREAMers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Nevada is the latest state to confirm it will allow undocumented young people granted deferred deportation by the federal government to get driver's l...

Right Wing Revolts Against GOP Moderates

AP | By JOHN HANNA | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Frustrated by their inability to achieve some policy goals, conservatives in Republican states are turning against moderate members of...

John Celock

Dem To Kansas GOP Governor: 'Grow Up' | John Celock | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

With the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the health care law, the focus now shifts to the states, whose leaders are charged with implementing porti...

John Celock

Governors To Congress: Don't Cut 'The A-Team' | John Celock | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

The nations' governors are asking Congress to restore funding for the Air National Guard, saying that talks with the U.S. Department of Defense have f...

John Celock

GOP Governors Blame Obama For State Economic Woes | John Celock | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Three Republican governors used a Tuesday morning press conference at a regional summit of the National Governors Association to blame President Barac...

John Celock

Governors Focus Past Super Committee Failure | John Celock | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

The group representing the nation's governors is recalibrating its priorities after the super committee failed to reach a deficit reduction deal. ...

David Lohr

Mother Of Missing Teen Honored For Helping Victims' Families | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

A Nebraska woman whose son went missing in 2001 is now being honored for helping other families that have lived through similar nightmares. Gov. Da...

John Celock

Governors Group To Consider State Economic Growth | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

A group of governors, state economic development officials and business leaders will convene in Nashville Monday for the second of four forums designe...

John Celock

Governors Give Recommendations To Super Committee | John Celock | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the National Governors Association asked the congressional super committee on deficit reduction to keep state finances in mi...

Nebraska Lawmakers To Consider Challenging Route Of Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | By GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's governor said Monday that he'll call a special legislative session for lawmakers to consider challenging the planned route...

Nebraska Governor Urges Obama To Deny Pipeline Permit

AP | By GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman urged President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday to deny a federal p...

Tax Cut Proposals On State Level No Guarantee For Jobs

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — It's recently become an article of faith for many governors as they try to attract jobs: raising taxes during a recession is a nonsta...